McDaniels totaled eight points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 141-137 loss to the Pacers. McDaniels has clearly established himself as the starting power forward for the Timberwolves, as demonstrated by the fact he played a team-high 37 minutes in the loss. His role within the opening five is typically dependant on who else is healthy and so at this point, he should be viewed as a defensive specialist with upside to produce across the board.
McDaniels scored four points (2-5 FG, 0-1 FT) to go along with five rebounds and one block across 20 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Kings. McDaniels lost out on playing time due to a strong performance from Juancho Hernangomez and failed to play over 20 minutes for the first time in seven contests. While he'll likely see an increased role in terms of minutes going forward, his usage may suffer due to the return of D'Angelo Russell (knee).
McDaniels recorded 14 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes during Saturday's loss to the 76ers. The 20-year-old bounced back from Friday's seven-point effort to post his 10th double-digit scoring output of the season on Saturday. McDaniels was averaging 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 three-pointers and 1.8 blocks in his previous four games before Friday's performance, so Saturday's bounce-back game was an encouraging sign from a developmental standpoint. The rookie out of Washington should continue to start and play heavy minutes for a young Timberwolves team currently sitting in last place in the Western Conference.
McDaniels recorded 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt), five rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 102-101 win over the Knicks. The rookie continues to start, as new head coach Chris Finch seems to trust him. That's not without reason, as McDaniels, as a starter, has averaged 12.4 points on 51.5 percent shooting, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 assists in 33.9 minutes. There will only be so many shot attempts available for the forward while he shares a team with Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, Malik Beasley and D'Angelo Russell, but he's finding a way to impact the game.
McDaniels totaled nine points (4-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in a 128-108 loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday. McDaniels made his third start of the season but had a pretty quiet game in the blowout loss. The forward played 28 minutes and picked up at least one block and one steal for the ninth time this season. McDaniels has played an average of 24.3 minutes over his last five contests, but he's responded with just 5.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game in that span.
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